The Las Vegas Aces has the best bench in the league. The supporting role players lead the other league teams in points, assists and rebounds.
Second year player Jackie Young ignited off the bench providing 20 points and nine assists in the Aces 93 – 78 victory over the Connecticut Sun. The Aces bench outscored the Suns 42-27 as the Aces defense smothered the Sun. The Aces turned 24 Sun turnovers into 28 points.
Connecticut playing without their bigs in Jasmine and Aylassa Thomas, still managed to dominate the Aces on the boards. The Sun out rebounded the Aces 41-23, in which 17 of those were on the offensive end. The Aces were a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer praised his team for their more aggressive effort, unlike their Tuesday night game versus the Mercury.
Coach Laimbeer said, “We did what we were supposed to do.” “We went out and got a win. A lot of contributions from a lot of people and a lot of good things – three 20 point scorers, 25 assists and low turnovers until the last few minutes, all good signs.”
A’ja Wilson led the way for the Aces with 24 points, while Dearica Hamby provided 20 points and three steals. Sharp shooting Kayla McBride fired off 14 points, four rebounds and four steals, and Angel McCoughtry added 11 points and three assists.
In her first year with the team DeWanna Booner contintued to carry the Sun, finishing with 24 points.
The Aces improve to 13-4 tied with the Los Angels Sparks for the second best record in the league. Up next for the Aces is the Atlanta Dream, Saturday at 3 p.m.